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I strongly believe that integral coaching should be based on respect for people; the understanding that every individual is a complex and multifaceted being equipped with unlimited potential; and the principle that every person already has the innate ability to face and overcome challenges. In order to unlock this potential, it is crucial that rapport and trust be established during coaching sessions

Dr Lynette Coetzee

I am a certified integral coach, accredited with the International Coach Federation (ICF).

After retiring from a vastly challenging, yet deeply rewarding and very successful corporate career, during which I acquired a wealth of experience, knowledge and wisdom, coaching simply found me. This person-oriented discipline, with its interactive, collaborative and explorative approach, seamlessly matched my own passion to guide others to the insight and wisdom I have obtained.


My own experience in the corporate environment at executive level has provided me with profound insight into the joys and successes as well as the barriers and frustrations experienced by so many colleagues. I have seen the challenges faced by many employees to realize their full potential within a very competitive and target-driven environment, and by managers to balance personal interests against the drive for productivity and corporate success. I have also witnessed the failure of many to explore and tap into their own potential and power.


During the last twenty years of my career, I have been privileged to nurture and develop professionals,  witnessing their growth into successful managers and leaders, living a meaningful personal life.

My familiarity with the public at national and international levels, various multinationals and business enterprises, national government and provincial structures, NGOs and training institutions all added immense value to my own learning and development. This career has been a wonderful preparation for a career in integral coaching where I will be able to continue my investment in people’s growth and development.



  • Experienced integral competency-based coaching

  • Leadership development

  • Workshop facilitation

  • Mentoring

  • Public speaking

  • Coaching Circles facilitation

  • Certified as Professional Certified Coach by the International Coach Federation (USA)

  • Mentor coach at the Centre for Coaching, Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town

  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of the political and economic landscape in South Africa

  • Sound corporate experience after almost 46 years in the corporate sector


  • 2014: PCC (Professional Integral Coach Certification). A programme accredited by the International Coach Federation (ICF) and run in partnership between UCT (Graduate School of Business: Centre for Coaching) and New Venture West (USA).

  • 2012: ACC (Associate Coaching Course) UCT (Graduate School of Business: Centre for Coaching) and New Venture West (USA).

  • 2012: Coaching to Excellence UCT (Graduate School of Business: Centre for Coaching).

  • 2000: Doctor Commercii (honoris causa) (NMMU).

  • 1995: Post-graduate Diploma: Management Leadership (UP).

  • 1990: Honours: Labour Relations (UJ).

  • 1986: Post-graduate Diploma: Museum Science (UP).

  • 1978: Post-graduate Diploma: Library Science (UNISA).

  • 1975: BA (UNISA).


  • 2013: Honor Society of Nursing: Sigma Theta Tau International: Honorary Member. 

  • 2013: Paul Harris Fellow: Rotary Foundation of Rotary International.

  • 2009: Appointed as Commander in the Order of St John. 

  • 2004: Royal Society for Promotion of Health, founded in 1876: Commonwealth Countries. Received the inaugural Queen Elizabeth Medal, awarded for distinguished contribution in health in Southern Africa.

  • 2001: Public Service Award (SA Women for Women: Toronto: Canada).

  • 2001: Joint winner: Shoprite/Checkers/SABC3 Woman of the Year: Health Category.

  • 2001: Admitted to membership of the International Order of Merit (IOM) by the International Biographic Centre, Cambridge, England as a representative of South Africa for services to Health Care. (This membership is awarded to 500 people worldwide and is valid for life).

  • 1999: Nominated as Honouree in the 5th edition of the American Biographical Institute’s ‘International Who’s who of Professional and Business Women’

  • 1999: Nominated by the American Biographical Institute to appear in their Business Women’s Hall of Fame.

  • 1999: Women of the Year awarded by the American Biographical Institute and its Board of International Research based on the outstanding accomplishments and the noble example set for peers and the entire community

  • 1998: Probe Dental Award from the British Association for the role played in bringing Health Care Services to rural South Africa.

  • 1998: South African Council for Business Women: Corporate Business Woman of the Year (Gauteng Centre).